27 - Brittainy Lauback—Photographer on Deck / by Vivian Liddell

Brittainy Lauback and Vivian Liddell in front of one of Lauback’s photographs from “Liberty”

Brittainy Lauback and Vivian Liddell in front of one of Lauback’s photographs from “Liberty”

Peachy Keen snuck into a defunct color darkroom turned soundproof editing booth at the Lamar Dodd School of Art photo department the weekend before classes started back at the University of Georgia to chat with Athens, Georgia artist, Brittainy Lauback. 

In addition to photo geek stuff like printing and camera equipment, we talked about the ebb and flow of her photography career and the interesting (wrangler!) and not so interesting (pricing analyst) interim jobs that kept her afloat before she landed in academia.

There’s a little bit of girl talk (some of it which gets meta) as we lament the fall of the telephone for actual talking, discuss the self-help books that inspired Lauback’s previous body of work, and try not to get distracted by the “strong eyes” in her profile gif.

What do David Foster Wallace, male nudity in cabanas and widows in mourning have to do with her current exhibition of photos shot aboard a cruise ship? Listen in to find out.

Photograph by Brittainy Lauback. Shuffle Board Player , 2019, archival inkjet print

Photograph by Brittainy Lauback. Shuffle Board Player, 2019, archival inkjet print

Photograph by Brittainy Lauback. Remnants of the Hairy Chest Contest , 2019, archival inkjet print

Photograph by Brittainy Lauback. Remnants of the Hairy Chest Contest, 2019, archival inkjet print

Photography by Brittainy Lauback.  Untitled . 2014.

Photography by Brittainy Lauback. Untitled. 2014.


Related Links:

Brittainy Lauback, Liberty Exhibition at Margie E. West Gallery, Shipping Out by David Foster Wallace, Martin Parr, Richard Misrach, Deana Lawson, Mark Steinmetz, Elizabeth Lide, Paul Kayhart, Candice Greathouse

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